Carers breaks and respite care

Respite care lets you have a break from your caring role. Having someone else temporarily look after the person you care for can give you time to spend on your own needs and to recharge your batteries from your caring role.

For example, respite care could allow you to catch up on your sleep, cover visits to your doctor or simply to let you have time alone or with others.

Respite care is typically provided through:

  • residential care - where the person you care for is looked after by someone else away from where they usually live
  • day sitting service - where the person you care for lives, allowing you a break during the day
  • night sitting service - where the person you care for lives, allowing you to catch up on your sleep
  • short breaks away - where the person you care for can have a break themselves

If you care for somebody with a care and support plan, please contact their Social Worker about arranging respite care.

If the person you care for does not have a care and support plan and you want to arrange respite care or if you would like further information about respite care, you can contact:

If you wish to arrange your own respite care the Solihull Directory has a list of respite services.